With the signing of Tom Brady today we review Buccaneers SuperBowl 2021 odds.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a big splash in free agency when they managed to land former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. However, according to general manager Jason Licht, the Buccaneers didn’t need a big sales pitch to land Brady, who did most of the talking. How will this impact Buccaneers Superbowl 2021 odds?
“We had a great conversation — Bruce [Arians] and I — we talked to him for over an hour and a half. And he made it clear in the conversation that he was very, very interested,” Licht said. “It was almost like a recruitment on his part, telling us why it would make sense for him to come to Tampa Bay. The next call we made, we signed him, but it was at that phone call that we realized, that we felt like we had him.”
Licht said the team had identified Brady as its top target going into free agency, but team officials did not think he would become available after spending the first 20 years of his career in New England.
Current Tampa Bay Buccaneers SuperBowl 2021 Odds
However, once Brady and the Patriots were unable to come to terms on a new deal, the Buccaneers didn’t waste any chance setting up a meeting with the future Hall of Famer. The team also doesn’t think Brady’s arm is declining even though he is 42-years-old.
“The tape showed to us that he had plenty of arm. In fact, we thought that he had an ideal arm for Bruce in his system,” Licht said, referring to Arians’ affinity for taking shots downfield. For this reason, we are confident in Buccaneers Superbowl 2021 odds. The Bucs are favored at +1600 to win Super Bowl LV. “He can still throw it deep. We felt like the mobility was still the same as he’s always had, which, he’s never been able to outrun anybody. But he certainly is good in the pocket in terms of eluding pressure and with his poise and his instincts. We did not see a decline in his arm talent whatsoever. And, in fact, we feel like he could still play for over two years for us, and hopefully that’s the case.”